Your acceptance to the Harris School has brought you a big step closer to a career putting evidence-based policy to work at the highest level.
Harris students are driven to make a global impact and aware that complex social challenges require solutions informed by rigorous science and enlightened debate. They come with the ambition to make a difference, and they graduate with a set of skills that enable them to become effective policy leaders. Harris students are great company, too, bringing new ways of thinking and a broad range of experiences.
This site will be the central hub of information and a resource for you as you prepare to join us on campus this fall. Pay attention to the Pre-Enrollment Checklist to make sure you complete all the necessary steps by their due dates. You will also find helpful information about where to live, options for spouses, financial aid, orientation programs, as well as special information for international students.
Whether you still need to pay your deposit, register for your network ID and email address, or complete your financial aid paperwork, our online checklist will tell you when it's due.
A new, state-of-the-art facility opening in 2018 will position Harris Public Policy as a top destination for policy research, education, and collaboration, drawing the next generation of fearless thinkers who believe in the power of evidence-based research to transform our world.
The school’s new home is an imaginative redesign of an existing UChicago building just two blocks from Harris' existing building. An emphasis on light-filled, open spaces that visually connect inside activity to the outside world mirrors Harris' emergent culture of confident leadership, intellectual curiosity, and global engagement. The completed facility will be a significant expansion, permitting substantial growth in student enrollment and faculty, including postdoctoral students, fellows, and visiting speakers.
See Your New Academic Home - Coming in 2018
Whether it's a master's degree, joint degree, or a doctoral program, you've found the path and degree that best fits your needs.
We're here from day one to help you design your path and acquire the knowledge you need to succeed, whether your major was English or econ, whether you worked at a food bank or the World Bank.
Questions about the specific requirements of your degree program? Review or compare the degree program into which you've been accepted.
As a student at Harris Public Policy, you can gain access to all the campus resources the University of Chicago has to offer.
Graduate Council is great resource for funding to help support you while presenting your research or planning an event. They also offer engaging social opportunities throughout the year from Pub Socials to the Gargoyle Gala.
Need help finding an apartment, getting roommates, or buying and selling furniture? Utilize the UChicago Marketplace, a self-service online listing specifically for the University of Chicago community.
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Harris alumni are working around the world as economists, analysts, CEOs, and diplomats. From rural villages to nations' capitals, they are taking on complex issues and making a difference.
Whatever the policy area you're interested in, Harris Public Policy offers a full scope of career development resources to help you refine your professional skills, search for career opportunities, and connect with employers.
At Harris Public Policy, we teach you how to turn your passion for doing good into proven social impact. Here you will develop the skills you need to ask the hard questions, follow the evidence to the answers, and lead the change you'd like to see.